Lincoln Park sits in the city’s Near North Side, bordered by Lakeview to its north and Bucktown/Wicker Park to its west. Named after the City of Chicago's largest park—which lies directly on the lakeside—it is also home to several other destinations that make it one of the most popular places to live in Chicago. Within the limits of the park alone stands the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Chicago History Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Lincoln Park Cultural Center.
The Nature Museum boasts a state-of-the-art facility full of educational materials for adults and children on the Chicago region’s natural history, while the History Museum’s exhibitions focus on both Chicago and United States cultural history. One of the oldest zoos in the country, the Lincoln Park Zoo is also one of very few that do not charge admission fees. For those looking to expand their horizons, the Cultural Center hosts educational and recreational programs year round. Lincoln Park’s cultural focus plays an important role in the entire city’s identity, but this area also provides great options for those looking to have some fun! It is home to a wealth of fantastic shopping venues and restaurants, along with many parks, beaches, and running paths.
DePaul University lies in the center of Lincoln Park, making the neighborhood a popular place for college students to live “the college life.” Plenty of bars, pubs, and other nightlife spots exist throughout the neighborhood. With the Red, Brown, and Purple train lines, and several bus lines passing through, the neighborhood is incredibly accessible, making it unnecessary for residents to own cars.
The housing found in Lincoln Park varies greatly. Apartment buildings and lovely single-family homes surround the DePaul University campus. Also, mansions and restored greystones designed by the world's top architects dot the Lincoln Park streets. With Lincoln Park providing housing options for families, college students, and young professionals, it seems the neighborhood’s popularity with the young and active has not yet reached its peak. Below is a table showing the affordable living options in Lincoln Park.
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